Finalists Announced for the 2017 SIPAwards Competition

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Finalists Announced for the 2017 SIPAwards Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2017) – The Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) has named a record 85 finalists for its 2017 SIPAwards competition for excellence in editorial and marketing. First, second and third places for the 38th annual awards program will be announced at the Luncheon Ceremony, Tuesday, June 6, at SIPA’s 41st Annual Conference: Growth Now at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, D.C.

The finalists were announced in 29 categories, including the equally prestigious David Swit Award for Best Investigative Reporting and the Margie Weiner Award for Best Marketing Campaign of the Year. New categories include Best Use of Data and Best Lead Generation Program.

“We applaud the impressive work undertaken by these publishers over the past year,” said Nancy Brand, SIPA’s managing director. “Their editorial and marketing initiatives are well-deserving of these industry accolades.”

Subjects of the winning editorial awards range from: bribery scandals and acute pain management to advances in pediatric abdominal trauma and the election of Donald Trump. Thirty-three companies won at least one award.

The judging was conducted by more than 40 specially chosen industry peers. The 2017 SIPAward finalists are listed below in no particular order:

Best New Success Story

  • ESSA Summit 2017: Keys to ESSA Readiness, Education Week
  • Annual Conference QM! The most important Aspects for Quality Management and Product Safety, BEHR'S Akademie
  • ED CLEAR, EB Medicine

The David Swit Award for Best Investigative Reporting

  • Where People and Particles Collide, IOP Publishing
  • Communications Daily Investigates Local Telecom, Warren Communications News
  • Lowering the Bar, MedPage Today

Best Spot News or Single News Article

  • Border Tax Proposal Could Drastically Alter Oil Price Environment, OPIS
  • U.S. Fuel Oil Market Rocked by Bribery Email, OPIS
  • Privat Investigations: Privat Bank Lending Practices Threaten Ukrainian Financial Stability, BNE IntelliNews
  • So Long to Sola; Lilly Bloom’s Hope Withers, Big Pharma Continues to ‘Chase’ AD dream, Clarivate Analytics

Best Financial/Investing Interpretative or Analytical Reporting         

  • Chinese Cash Floods Into Venture, Buyouts Insider, a Simplify Compliance Company
  • No Premium on Default Provisions and the Supposed Death of Covenants, Reorg Covenants
  • Utility Forecaster: "Let's Play Matchmaker," Capitol Information Group

Best Health Care/Regulatory/Education Interpretative or Analytical Reporting

  • Power to the APPs, HCPro
  • Patient Survey Ratings, H3.Group/DecisionHealth
  • Special Issue: Coverage of the Proposed MIPS Rule, DecisionHealth
  • Combatting the Prescription Drug Epidemic, SHRM

Best Business/Marketing/Other Interpretative or Analytical Reporting

  • New, Troubling Info on Equifax's Reporting of HOA Assessment Payments, Plain-English Media, Publisher of HOAleader.com
  • What Millennials Want, Modern Distribution Management - Gale Media, Inc.
  • Women.VC: Female VCs Match or Exceed Industry-Average Returns, Buyouts Insider, a Simplify Compliance company

Best Instructional Reporting

  • "Alternatives to Opioids for Acute Pain Management," Parts I and II, Emergency Medicine Reports, AHC Media, a Relias Learning company
  • Your Guide to Overtime, SHRM
  • Optimizing Survival Outcomes for Adult Patients With Nontraumatic Cardiac Arrest, EB Medicine

Best Scientific Writing or Technical Reporting

  • "Advances in Pediatric Abdominal Trauma: What's New in Assessment and Management," Trauma Reports, AHC Media, a Relias Learning company
  • Dirty Scopes Persist Despite Cleaning Protocol Compliance, OR Manager
  • The HIV-Infected Adult Patient in the Emergency Department, EB Medicine

Best Blog or Commentary      

  • HICprevent Blog, AHC Media, a Relias Learning company
  • Frankly Stein, Chesapeake Family Life
  • BioWorld Perspectives, Clarivate Analytics

Best Daily Publication

  • HealthLeaders Media Daily eNewsletter, HealthLeaders Media, an H3.Group brand 
  • BioWorld Today, Clarivate Analytics
  • Medical Device Daily, Clarivate Analytics

Best One-Topic Special Publication

  • College & Career Readiness: What Parents and Students Need to Know and Do Now, The Parent Institute: PaperClip Media - A Division of PaperClip Communications
  • Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations Training Binder, PaperClip Communications
  • Realizing the American Dream Family Engagement Program: Elementary School Edition, The Parent Institute: PaperClip Media - A Division of PaperClip Communications

Best Series of Articles on Financial/Investing

  • Helping the Market Understand J.Crew's Transfer of Its Valuable Intellectual Property, Reorg Research
  • From Bust to Boom in the Permian Basin of West Texas, Reorg Research
  • Utility Forecaster: California's Utility Revolution, Capitol Information Group

Best Series of Articles on Health Care/Regulatory/Education

  • The Revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs), H3.Group
  • Communications Daily Series on Election of Trump, Warren Communications News
  • Patient Assistant Program: Boon or Boondoggle? Clarivate Analytics

Best Series of Articles on Business/Marketing/Other

  • Trailblazers: Ten Women Pioneering New Paths in Private Equity, Buyouts Insider, a Simplify Compliance company
  • OPIS Mexican Market Liberalization, OPIS
  • Distribution Training Ground & 'Baptized by Hydraulic Fluid,' Modern Distribution Management - Gale Media, Inc.

Best Interview or Profile of Someone in Your Industry

  • Oil- and Gas-Rich UAE Banks on Nuclear Power, POWER magazine

Best B2C Article

  • POTS Kills Quality of Life for Millions of Teens, Chesapeake Family Life
  • Working With Conviction, SHRM
  • Company Bands Rock Out, SHRM

Best Use of Data

  • Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition, Irving Levin Associates
  • PE Execs Give $6.5 Million in 2016 Election -- But Not a Penny to Trump, Buyouts Insider, a Simplify Compliance Company
  • The Senior Care Acquisition Report, 21st Edition, Irving Levin Associates
  • When the Capital Markets Get Rough, Raise Money – Lots of It!, Clarivate Analytics

Best Financial/Investing Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily)

  • Health Care M&A News, Irving Levin Associates
  • Small Business Tax Strategies, Business Management Daily
  • Personal Finance, Capitol Information Group

Best Health Care/Regulatory/Education Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily)

  • Parents Make the Difference! Newsletter, The Parent Institute: PaperClip Media - A Division of PaperClip Communications
  • Home Health Line, DecisionHealth / H3.Group
  • Part B News, DecisionHealth

Best Business/Marketing/Other Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily)

  • Commercial Lease Law Insider, Vendome Group LLC<
  • New York Apartment Law Insider, Vendome Group LLC
  • EcoAméricas, 4th Street Press
  • BVWire, Business Valuation Resources

The Margie Weiner Award for Best Marketing Campaign of the Year 

  • Coding Center Expert Becomes the Star Performer in 2016 (and Delivers Million Dollar Return)!, DecisionHealth

Best Editorial and Marketing Collaboration   

  • OPIS Refinery Maintenance Report, OPIS
  • Buyouts Insider's Guide to Family Offices, Argosy Group, a Division of Simplify Compliance LLC
  • ACDIS Live!, HCPro

Best New Product Launch

  • SelectCoder Facility: Precision Engineered to Speed Past the Competition, DecisionHealth

Best Conference Marketing     

  • Esca Bona Creates New Market Share, Penton
  • Mineral Oil Components in Food, BEHR'S Akademie
  • Admin Pro Forum 2016, Business Management Daily
  • 5th Annual OPIS LCFS & Carbon Markets Workshop, OPIS

Best B2C Marketing

  • 100 Days of Summer, Chesapeake Family Life

Best Lead Generation Program     

  • Academic Engineering Program, Penton
  • Regulatory Compliance Watch Webinars, Argosy Group, a Division of Simplify Compliance, LLC
  • OPIS Outlook Forecast, OPIS
  • CRC Symposium Challenge, HCPro

Best Social Media Initiative        

  • eTips: Daily Parent Engagement Messages, The Parent Institute: PaperClip Media - A Division of PaperClip Communications
  • Leadership Challenge Week 2016, Business Management Daily
  • Social Media Initiative for #ESSASummit17, Education Week

Best Use of Video

  • ParentTalks Videos, The Parent Institute: PaperClip Media - A Division of PaperClip Communications
  • Early Signs of Learning Differences, Chesapeake Family Life
  • Education Week Leaders to Learn From 2017, Editorial Projects in Education

Best New or Relaunched Website      

  • Regulatory Compliance Watch, Argosy Group, a division of Simplify Compliance, LLC
  • Credentialing Resource Center (www.credentialingresourcecenter.com), HCPro
  • New Website Launch, Business Valuation Resources, LLC

About SIPA
SIPA (the Specialized Information Publishers Association of SIIA) represents the interests of niche publishers and industry partners, and is the premier source of best practices and peer collaboration for the specialized information profession. Since 1977, SIPA has been providing resources and networking opportunities to the member community that help publishers grow and profit, increase efficiency, and improve operations. For more information, visit siia.net/SIPA.